Charges may be upgraded against man accused in beating of woman who died

Ryan Stanush arrested; Dorinda Ma dies after taken off life support, police say

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: A local woman has died after being taken off life support following an aggravated assault last week, the Converse Police Department said in press release.

Dorinda Ma, 25, died Sunday after an attack that left her with a multitude of injuries that included a deviated trachea, internal bleeding and bruises throughout her body.

Police have charged Ryan Stanush, 28, with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Stanush took her to a local hospital and first claimed the injuries were the result of rough sex.

Converse Police said they are now waiting on the formal report from the Medical Examiner’s office regarding the exact cause of death and that charges against Stanush may be upgraded depending on the outcome of the medical examiner's report. 

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(Original Story)

A woman is on life support after a man "(lost) control of himself" and beat her before taking her to a local hospital for help Friday.

Ryan Stanush, 28, is facing a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after he allegedly beat a 25-year-old woman, leaving her with an array of injuries including a deviated trachea, internal bleeding and bruises throughout her body, an arrest affidavit states.

Stanush brought the woman to Northeast Methodist Hospital initially claiming the injuries were caused by "rough sex," but Stanush later changed his story before telling Converse police officers he hit and choked the woman with "increasingly severe violence and pressure."

Stanush told officers that he attempted to revive the woman, but was unable to so he wrapped her in a blanket and took her to a hospital.

When Stanush arrived at the hospital, the woman had no pulse, but they were able to revive her and was placed on life support, court papers state.

He was taken into custody by Converse police and admitted to beating the woman as officers pressed him on the severity of the injuries, an affidavit states.

The man reportedly told officers he "didn't mean to hurt her."

The woman remains on life support awaiting family approval to take her off, according to an affidavit.

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